From 1980 to 1985, 44 sleeve lobectomies were carried out in patients with bronchial cancer. Sixteen patients received preoperative radiotherapy. Perioperative mortality was 6.8%. There were seven anastomotic complications (three fistulae and four stenoses) and two recurrences at the anastomosis. Overall actuarial survival was 45% at four years. These results seem to suggest that sleeve lobectomy should be considered an elective rather than a compromise procedure and a viable alternative to pneumonectomy. Preoperative radiotherapy neither increases complications nor has a negative effect on outcome. It contributes towards reducing local recurrences and maximizes tissue salvage. Long-term survival is related to stage or histology, factors generally governing the survival of lung cancer operated patients, although the TNM classification is ill-suited to identifying tumors which can be resected by a sleeve lobectomy.

Sleeve lobectomy in the treatment of bronchogenic carcinoma.

SARTORI, FRANCESCO;REA, FEDERICO;
1986

Abstract

From 1980 to 1985, 44 sleeve lobectomies were carried out in patients with bronchial cancer. Sixteen patients received preoperative radiotherapy. Perioperative mortality was 6.8%. There were seven anastomotic complications (three fistulae and four stenoses) and two recurrences at the anastomosis. Overall actuarial survival was 45% at four years. These results seem to suggest that sleeve lobectomy should be considered an elective rather than a compromise procedure and a viable alternative to pneumonectomy. Preoperative radiotherapy neither increases complications nor has a negative effect on outcome. It contributes towards reducing local recurrences and maximizes tissue salvage. Long-term survival is related to stage or histology, factors generally governing the survival of lung cancer operated patients, although the TNM classification is ill-suited to identifying tumors which can be resected by a sleeve lobectomy.
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